When did Benito Mussolini become familiar with ancient Rome, since the fasces (root of the word fascism) was a symbol of power in Rome?
- bluebellbkkLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
A difficult one, that. Just a thought: maybe the fact that he grew up in the same country as the ancient Romans did might have given him an edge over a dictator from, I don't know, Peru.
Roman imagery survives all over Italy in enormous quantities, and what do you imagine they learn in history lessons in Italy?
- Sir CausticLv 71 month ago
Oh, he didn't. In fact he never learned anything at all about ancient Rome because he was always skipping school and didn't read books as an adult. Also, Benito lived in an area of the world that never saw much Roman influence so he can hardly be blamed. Hope this helped.